Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Make and Take

Today I have made a Hero Arts "Make and Take" sponsored by Ellen Hutson LLC, who sells all kinds of great card-making goodies. The challenge is in celebration of the new 2013 Hero Arts stamps (some of which I have ordered - Yay!) and the requirement is to use a Hero Arts stamp. There are challenges for wood, cling and clear stamps - check it out, you have until January 1st to join in.

As you may remember, I recently bought the coolest vintage typewriter. It is all fixed up and working beautifully. I had forgotten how much finger force is required for typing! Anyway, Hero Arts has this great stamp called "Retro Typewriter" (F5498) that I used and colored up to match mine. Since a requirement is to photograph your card with the stamp, I decided to photograph it with my inspiration, too. 

I've included a pic with only the card, as the light on the first picture wasn't too good.
We are having lots of grey and rainy days here in California!

Can you see that I made my own patterned background paper by typing many different "thank you" phrases with my typewriter and photocopying it onto cardstock. I love it!

I also used Hero Arts LP114 for the sentiment, Nestibilities Lables Two and Back to Basics Tags, twine from my stash, Copic pens, and Lawn Fawn paper.

Hope you have a great day. I am off to the after-Christmas sales. I am NOT a shopper, but I get a kick out of this tradition of mine.

Thanks for looking in!


Barb said...

You are so clever - just LOVE that background you created with your fab typewriter! It's a darling card, Maureen! Good luck with the sales - have fun! Hugs to you! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Cute card! I used to have a typewriter almost like that. Can't believe it is vintage now! They were hard to type on.

Helen F. said...

Hey Maureen, I just love everything about this card, from your typed patterned paper background to that darlin' typewritter!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Good luck with your sale-shopping today :)

paula laird said...

Hi Maureen, this is such a cute card. I love the story behind this card as well. Your typewriter sounds like it's going to give you a lot of enjoyment.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an amazing vintage typewriter and card to match, Maureen! How brave you are to face the shopping crowds on the 26th!! I stayed safe at work :)

Cindy C. said...

Oh what a smart card Maureen!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maureen. What a great inspiration from your old typewriter. The card turned out perfect

Emily Leiphart said...

Wonderful card, Maureen! The text paper background is perfect. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches December DT Blog Hop!


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